It is yet another week off for the Tigers as the season gets closer and closer to its climax. This week is reserved for the European competition latter stages, and whilst the Tigers are happy to have a week off, they want to make sure they don’t have many more weeks off like this next season.
Whilst there is an argument this is the time to recharge the batteries, get finely tuned with the technical aspects of the game, recover from injury and get on the training field is a good thing, there can be hardly anyone at Oval Park seem happy see once again that the club is not involved in the European Champions Cup knockout stages. Continue reading
Bath rugby team signs on Lions and Wales center player Jamie Roberts of Harlequins. This 31 year old player is expected to bring fresh talent to the team as he has been with the Lions on several tours including tours in Australia and South Africa. He is a centre player with the most caps under his belt. He would be joining to play for the Bath rugby team from Harlequins in the upcoming summer months.
This player has been taken on with a two year contract and the option remains to extend it for a third year as well. He would be joining players like Jackson Willison from Worcester Warriors, Victor Delmas of Colomiers prop and Ruaridh McConnochie from the England 7s team. These are the new recruits who would be joining the Bath rugby team and play for the new season 2018-19. Continue reading
The day the Grand Slam game was held between Ireland and England it was a treat for the fans of both sides, but more for the Ireland fans who were on a high after being the winners of the Six Nations tournament. There were several treats in store for the Ireland fans in more ways than one. For instance, Aer Lingus had special treats in store for fans that used the airline to fly to London for the Grand Slam game. They gave a complementary jersey to every Irish fan who was on the flight from Dublin to London for the game.
The game was scheduled at Twickenham stadium on St Patrick’s Day which was on a weekend. Many fans were flying in to support Ireland at the stadium for the Grand Slam and the airline took the opportunity to offer the Irish fans a jersey that they could wear to the stadium to support their nation. That was not the only way the airline celebrated the near certain win of their country. They even decorated their planes, not only for St Patrick’s Day but also on occasion of the rugby event. Continue reading
The bosses of Rugby Australia have planned to meet with the star Wallabies player Israel Folau after the comment he made on social media earlier this week saying that gay people would be sent to “HELL”.
Folau, who is a devout Christian, posted this comment while replying to a question onone ofhis posts on Instagram asking: “what was god’s [sic] plan for gay people??” On this Folau replied: “HELL… Unless they turn to God, regretting their sin.” Continue reading
Jonny Wilkinson is a name that is still referred and new talents compared with which shows the legacy that he left behind during his playing days. His last notable achievement is still highlighted on many rugby forums even today when he lifted the Webb Ellis cup for his team in Newcastle. He also helped England gain glory 14 years back when they won the Rugby World Cup against Australia. There have been moments such as the goal that he dropped in the last few seconds of extra time that was given which are highlights of the illustrious career he has had that spanned three decades.
With domestic honors that he gained with Newcastle Falcons as well as with French team Toulon, the heroics that he showcased in 2003 even earned him the title of Sports Personality of the Year in 2003 and he obtained the CBE reward after he retired from the games in 2015 which commemorated his service to the rugby union. All this points to an exciting and fulfilling career, he has had on the field and hence, his decision to work on charity instead of being part of the game is certainly unique. Continue reading